Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. VAHL-deh-mahr(Finnish)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Scandinavian form of Waldemar, also used as a translation of the Slavic cognate Vladimir. This was the name of four kings of Denmark and a king of Sweden. It was introduced to Scandinavia by the 12th-century Danish king Valdemar I who was named after his mother's grandfather: Vladimir II, a grand prince of Kievan Rus.

Related Names

DiminutiveValto(Finnish)
Other Languages & CulturesVladimir(Albanian) Uladzimir(Belarusian) Vladimir, Vlado(Bulgarian) Vladimir, Vlado, Vlatko(Croatian) Vladimír, Vladan(Czech) Vladimer, Lado(Georgian) Vladimirs, Voldemārs, Valdis(Latvian) Valdemaras, Vladimiras, Valdas, Vladas, Voldemaras(Lithuanian) Vladimir, Vlado, Vlatko(Macedonian) Valdimárr(Old Norse) Włodzimierz, Włodek(Polish) Vladimir, Volodya, Vova(Russian) Vladimir, Vladan, Vlado, Vlatko(Serbian) Vladimír, Vladan, Vlado(Slovak) Vladimir, Vlado(Slovene) Volodymyr, Wolodymyr(Ukrainian)

Popularity

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Name Days

Czechia: May 27
Estonia: April 18
Finland: April 18
Sweden: April 18

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Entry updated December 7, 2022